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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
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Good to know then. :cheers2: I just love 99 Church, I hate seing it still on hold.
Work should resume within a year.


I really hope that placeholder design goes away but given the Silver Towers, I'd expect a fairly ordinary design. The retail base is HUGE so that could help push this sucker well past 700 ft. :cheers:
 

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A Bus Elevator? Seriously??

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Accounting For A Provocative Bus Elevator Idea




Developer Larry Silverstein is making moves toward developing a tower on the far west side that could include a new bus garage, complete with special bus elevators, that would help ease rush-hour congestion between New York and New Jersey.

Yesterday, the Real Deal reported that Silverstein, in partnership with Mercedes-Benz of Manhattan, is working on plans for a 60-story retail and apartment tower right near the Lincoln Tunnel, on 11th Avenue, between 40th and 41st streets, the site of an old Mercedes-Benz showroom.

Today, the New York Post followed up, reporting that, "Sources said Silverstein is still figuring out what will fill the rest of the tower that sits on a full block of 92,393 square feet of land above the No. 7 line subway."

A source familiar with the project told Capital the tower is still in its most preliminary, conceptual stages, and that at this point it does not include, nor preclude, a new bus station.

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Floor count doesn't mean anything, especially with how most developers market the tower, manipulating the floor count.
Doing more affordable housing means more floors than all-luxury towers. Silverstein likes cladding that conceals as much as it reveals so perhaps his cladding here will conceal a tower with 9 ft. ceilings below and double-height ceilings in the uppermost floors.
 

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Curbed article reveals some skepticism about the final plans for this beast: http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2014/...ging_this_1100foot_tower_to_the_west_side.php

If the plans are approved as is—and they might not be since the community wants it to be smaller—it would be one of the largest new developments in the city. YIMBY notes that it would have more apartments than every other supertall tower combined.
Traffic aside, if residents are concerned about leering shadows, I would think the one tower concept is a far better solution than a twin-towered 750 ft streetwall. :2cents:

 

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Silverstein zoning in on zoning change for West Side tower



Larry Silverstein wants to pack lucrative residential space into his recently revealed 106-story West Side tower, but he’ll need the city to change the zoning rules in order to do so.

Current zoning only allows for about half of the residential space Silverstein wants to include at 520 West 41st Street, Crain’s reported. The building is located within the Hudson Yard Special District, where rules stipulate that buildings should primarily provide commercial space.

Silverstein is arguing that this particular plot has more in common with the residential blocks just north in Hell’s Kitchen, in part because the Lincoln Tunnel outbound approach cuts it off from the rest of Hudson Yards, according to a Silverstein Development document cited by Crain’s.

The company also points to the glut of high-density buildings in the area, arguing that 520 West 41st will be difficult to fully develop without including more residential units, Crain’s reported.
 

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Silverstein Will Roll Out Case for Hudson Yards Mega-High Rise



Attorneys for Silverstein Properties will present their case for turning a two-acre Hudson Yards site at 520 West 41st Street into a 1,100-foot-tall residential and commercial tower in the proposal’s first public hearing at the Department of City Planning tomorrow morning.

The plan would turn “Projected Development Site 46” of the 2005 rezoning from a potential office tower to a mega-high rise with 1,400 residential units, 175 units of corporate housing, 300,000 square feet of retail space and a 10,000-square-foot covered public open space; and the Silverstein team will argue with Chairman Larry Silverstein‘s signature vehemence on Thursday that only residential development would unlock the potential of the site that’s adjacent to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and approaches to the Lincoln Tunnel.

“The applicant believes that the proposed zoning text changes to facilitate the residential development at the site are appropriate and necessary as the project site has unique qualities and characteristics that make it more suitable for residential development while at the same time unsuitable for large-scale office development,” reads a draft environmental study document that rolls out a litany of reasons for the shift to residential in advance of the proposed rezoning plan’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure.

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Tower and plaza: Is it still 1961?
 
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